DIRECTOR: EARTH OBSERVATION – DEPARTMEMT OF SCIENCE AND INNOVATION

SALARY :
R1 057 326 – R1 245 495 per annum (all-inclusive remuneration package)
CENTRE : Pretoria

REQUIREMENTS :
A postgraduate qualification (NQF level 7) in natural science, geospatial science
or engineering. Five years’ working experience at a middle or senior management
level in an Earth observation environment. The successful completion of a senior
management leadership programme with either the National School of
Governance (NSG) or a higher educational institution accredited with the NSG.
Knowledge and understanding of Earth observation nationally and internationally,
South African Earth observation dynamics and role players, the space science and
technology landscape, the national system of innovation and corporate
governance systems (including the Public Finance Management Act and Public
Service Regulations), and policy analysis and implementation. Strategic capability
and leadership, programme and project management, financial and change
management, communication (writing, presentation and verbal), research,
analytical, problem solving, negotiation, service delivery and events management,
policy development, and people management and empowerment skills. Computer
literacy.

DUTIES :
The incumbent will be responsible for the development and implementation of
programmes to support the South African Earth Observation Strategy. Manage
international networks at a technical level in support of developing South Africa’s
Earth observation capacity. Ensure the provision of strategic advice to
stakeholders (government) and executive management, and provide oversight of
the South African National Space Agency. Responsible for strategic management,
including people management and empowerment, and the management of the
allocated budget.

ENQUIRIES :
Mr Johan Jansen van Rensburg Tel No: (012) 843 6701
APPLICATIONS : must be emailed to Recruit2@dst.gov.za

CLOSING DATE :
16 October 2020

NOTE :
Applications must be accompanied by a signed Z83 application for employment
form and up-to-date curriculum vitae (including three contactable referees) as well
as recently certified copies of all qualifications and the applicant’s identity
document.

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